Henry T. Cowley, missionary to Nez Perce Indians
Dr. Clifford M. Drury, pastor
Nez Perce Reservation, Idaho
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AbstractSpokanes ask Cowley to come as missionary / by Dr. Clifford M. Drury. <br>When the presbytery of Oregon met at Lapwai in May, 1873, Cowley promised to move off the Nez Perce reservation. For want of a better plan they moved to Mount Idaho where Cowley taught a school during the winter of 1873-74. Cowley heard with interest of Spalding's remarkable reception by the Spokane Indians. Spalding was old. In the late fall of 1873 the Spokane Indians again visited Spalding and invited him to visit their tribe. But he refused. "I was too much worn out," he wrote to a friend on January 22, 1874. Undoubtedly he suggested the name of Cowley to the Indians.